Friday, February 28, 2014

I ❤ #noveltybroochfriday

I'm not sure how I stumbled across Novelty Brooch Friday but I did and I was instantly in love. Each month, people share their brooches on Instagram with the hashtag #noveltybroochfriday and the ladies behind Tunabake Times and The Fawn Times pick a winner of a fun brooch.

I don't wear a lot of brooches myself--I think I have only three and two I made myself--but seeing the sweet, creative handmade and vintage ones people wear has inspired me to start a collection. As the sort of dork who has Christmas socks, I find it a fun way to be festive.

I bought this brooch of Etsy a few years ago when I was doing a big presentation at my job having to do with food. It seemed like an appropriate good luck charm. Of course, I keep wearing it because I'm a foodie and I'm always hungry.


I love fruit jewelry. It's so much fun. And since I already have fruit earrings, a fruit brooch might be nice.

I'm in love with the idea of using a circular brooch like this as a place to hold your glasses! Genius.


This 40s Bakelite scotty dog brooch is pretty darn adorable.


Rhinestones for sparkle, because, duh, ladies need sparkle.

Do you collect brooches or participate in #noveltybroochfriday?

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Emu Baby Model Contest

The 1970 first prize  winner of the Emu Model Baby Contest went to this lovely little girl wearing a lovely summer dress.

The 1969 winner went to this lovely girl called Samantha James. I wonder what the prize was?

Vintage children's knitting/crochet patterns at ebid  all buy it now with best offer option and combined p&p.